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Aloha Medicinals is proud to announce expansion of our
manufacturing facility in Carson City Nevada. We are now the
world's largest Cordyceps cultivator, with a monthly production in
excess of 175,000 kilograms. Aloha Medicinals is manufacturing more
than one-half the total Cordyceps consumed in the world today!
There is a reason for that: Aloha Medicinals is the Most Potent Cordyceps ever available, and the only commercially available cultivated
True Cordyceps with a DNA profile exactly matching that of wild
Cordyceps! Our quality makes the choice easy. Why not use the best?
Aloha Medicinals Cordyceps is available from stock in any amount
you require, either for your own use as a dietary supplement or in
bulk as a raw material for use in your product!
Cordyceps has been used for a long time in China and Tibet. For at
least a thousand years according to the written record. It has
always been very highly regarded, but it has also been the most
expensive herbal raw material in the world. This is because it only
grows at high elevation in the Himalayas around Tibet and Nepal and
in small border sections of India and China. The high altitude
makes its collection difficult, and this rarity of Cordyceps has
limited its use by the general public. The great demand and the
limited supply act to drive the price up, sometimes to as much as
$35,000 a pound! The scarcity and high price lead many people to
try to cultivate Cordyceps like a normal farm product. But unlike
the common button mushroom that we find on pizzas worldwide,
Cordyceps proved to be extremely difficult to grow.
It was not until 1972 that the first successful Cordyceps
cultivation was achieved. The first Cordyceps cultures were
isolated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in that year. These
strains were not isolated from Tibet, where most of the top quality
Cordyceps comes from, but rather they were isolated from specimens
found in Qinghai province in Central China.
Originally three different strains of Cordyceps were isolated. The
first three strains, named CS-1, CS-2 and CS-3, did not have the
fast growth characteristics that make commercial cultivation
practical. It was the fourth culture that had been isolated by this
institute, named CS-4, that was hardy and fast growing.
So this CS-4 strain was chosen for commercial production. Different
strains in mushrooms are like different breeds in dogs. Chihuahuas
and Golden Retrievers and Great Danes are all dogs, but they are
all quite different in terms of size and personality. They are not
alike at all. Or consider apples, different strains like the Red
Delicious, or the green Granny Smith apples, or the Yellow
Delicious apples are all apples, but they taste quite different,
and they have different sugar content and even different textures
Or as a scientist would say, they all have a different Analytical
Profile”. Not all Cordyceps are the same, just like not all apples
or all dogs are the same.
But back to Cultivated Cordyceps: This CS-4 culture proved itself a
good candidate for commercial growth, so it was evaluated as a
substitute for wild Cordyceps. It was tested for its medical
potential, and by 1988 it had been approved in China as a medicine
under the name Jin Shui Bao. As part of the approval process to
bring this to market, many clinical and safety trials were
conducted showing its efficacy and safety.
That is the reason there are so many scientific articles available
on this particular strain called CS-4. After more than 20 years of
clinical observation, some of the results have been quite
astounding. There are some conditions for which Cordyceps has
proven to be the best possible choice.
But that happened a long time ago in terms of science. Think of the
advances that have been made in all the sciences over the last 38
years. That is how long ago CS-4 was isolated. CS-4 is a good
dietary supplement, but just because CS-4 was the first Cordyceps
cultivated and studied certainly does not mean it is still the best
Every aspect of science and technology has advanced over that
period of time. (Think about computers 40 years ago…) Virtually no
other medicine of that earlier time is still considered to be a
first line defense against today’s health threats, yet many people
today are taken in by the marketers that still use that early
information on CS-4, telling their customers that CS-4 is the best
Cordyceps for their use.
This is just simply incorrect. We have learned a lot in those 40
years, and now we know there are many more options for Cordyceps
today, and many other s